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Johnny Gaudreau | Winger | #13

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 157
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (104) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Gaudreau scored a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Gaudreau helped set up Dennis Wideman's power play goal less than four minutes into the first period. His empty net goal was the final nail in the Blues' coffin. Gaudreau redeemed himself after going minus-4 in Saturday's loss to these same Blues. He now has two goals and five points in eight games. Deryk Engelland and Sam Bennett also scored for Calgary. Oct 26 - 12:32 AM

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The Calgary Flames put up some points in losing to the St. Louis Blues by a score of 6-4, but their top duo didn't have a good night.

Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan sported matching -4 ratings on Saturday. It's been a bumpy start to the season for the Flames, and that fantastic one-two punch is sputtering in particular. Expect them to turn things around soon enough.
Oct 23 - 1:05 AM

Johnny Gaudreau scored his first of the season in a 4-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday.

Gaudreau's goal in the third period made it a one goal lead to make it 3-2 but that was as close as the Flames would get. He added five shots and a blocked shot in the loss. The 23 year-old star has three points in the first five games of the season. Troy Brouwer continued his hot start with his third of the season in the losing cause.
Oct 21 - 12:34 AM

Johnny Gaudreau registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime win versus Buffalo.

Gaudreau also had three shots on goal, but wasn't able to score his first goal of 2016-17. He has two points in four games so far.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 19 - 8:20 AM

Johnny Gaudreau isn't too worried about his sluggish start to 2016-17.

Gaudreau has no goals and an assist in his first three games. "It’s frustrating when you’re getting chances and you’re not finding the net," Gaudreau said. "I’m getting chances. I just can’t find the net right now. Players go through that, throughout their career and throughout the season. As long as I’m getting chances. … I had a breakaway in Vancouver and then kind of another semi-breakaway against (Ryan) Miller and I shot it over the net. So as long as you’re getting chances, that’s all you can ask for." His next opportunity will come on Tuesday against Buffalo.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 18 - 4:41 AM

Johnny Gaudreau is off to a slow start with only one assist and a minus-four rating in his first three games.

There is nothing to panic about for the Flames sensation. Gaudreau missed training camp as he was an unsigned restricted free agent but he did play in the World Cup so he did get plenty of top-notch ice time in September. It's only been three games and Gaudreau is coming off two great seasons with 64 and 78 points respectively. If anyone in your pool is panicking about the lack of production of Johnny Hockey, then grab him in a trade immediately before they change their mind.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 17 - 6:56 AM

If you want to get a head start on the 2020 rumor mill, there's already a tidbit involving Johnny Gaudreau.

Gaudreau just inked a six-year, $40.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames, so obviously he's not going anywhere in the near future. However, his deal does allow him to pick five teams he can be dealt to in the final season of his contract (2020-21) and the Philadelphia Flyers are on that list. That's noteworthy because playing for Philadelphia would be a homecoming of sorts for Gaudreau and he has expressed interest in someday, perhaps towards the end of his career, playing with the Flyers. That being said, so much will happen between now and 2020-21 that it's impossible to make any kind of prediction as to what will happen then, so for now this is just a neat bit of contract trivia.
Oct 11 - 9:24 AM

Although Johnny Gaudreau ended up missing the preseason, Flames coach Glen Gulutzan doesn't think that Gaudreau learning the Flames' new system will be an issue.

Gulutzan is entering his first season as the Flames' bench boss. "I don’t think that there’s going to be ton for a winger that has changed," Gulutzan said. "I look at him playing for Team North America and having coached against Todd McLellan for a few years, I think most of the stuff pertaining to Johnny as a winger won’t be a tremendous deviation — how we’re defending the rush, how we’re doing that kind of stuff. His adaptation will be the easiest. The D is the biggest, then the centers and lastly the wingers. Just having played in the World Cup, there’s probably just a few brush-ups that we'll have to give him to get him up to speed." Gaudreau didn't attend the Flames' training camp because he was still a restricted free agent. However, he agreed to a six-year, $40.5 million contract on Monday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 11 - 8:23 AM

Johnny Gaudreau has agreed to a six-year, $40.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames.

Calgary was reportedly seeking a contract worth less than $7 million annually over eight years while Gaudreau was believed to be asking for more than $8 million per. It looks like in the end, Calgary got the cap hit they were wanted, but with a shorter term. This contract will look great for Calgary if Gaudreau maintains his 2015-16 level of 30 goals and 78 points in 79 games. That being said, his relatively small sample size combined with his lack of arbitration or offer sheet rights likely contributed to this contract being what it is.
Oct 10 - 6:23 PM

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving believes that he can get a deal done with Johnny Gaudreau in time for Wednesday's season opener.

"I have every confidence that we are going to get a contract that works for Johnny, that works for us." That's about as confident as it gets without spilling the particulars. Even if the talented winger does miss a few games, we wouldn't fret it much.
Oct 8 - 7:21 PM

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving was in New York to have a face-to-face meeting with restricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau.

It's believed that the Flames are offering Gaudreau an eight-year deal worth less than $7 million annually. Gaudreau doesn't have a lot of leeway in his negotiations as he lacked arbitration rights and other teams can't present him with an offer sheet. Despite that, Gaudreau is believed to be seeking more than $8 million annually. Gaudreau has just two years of experience under his belt, so it's not surprising that the Flames would balk at that price, but at the same time he scored 30 goals and 78 points in 79 games last season, so to accept less than $7 million annually for eight seasons would likely result in him leaving some money on the table in the long run. A short-term contract might ultimately be the solution if both sides are unwilling to blink on their stances of what a longer deal should look like.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 6 - 9:05 AM

Just to be clear, Johnny Gaudreau isn't going anywhere.

"We have no intention of asking for a trade at this time," Lewis Gross, Gaudreau's agent, told Elliotte Friedman. "He wants to stay in Calgary." Gross also noted that he and the Flames have not spoken since Sept. 9th due to the World Cup, and is expecting to get a call within a couple of days. Calgary has about $8.5M in cap space, which would fit Gaudreau's reported desired salary of at least $8M nicely. However the 23-year-old is a restricted free agent with no arbitration rights, which means he has no leverage at all in negotiations. The wait continues, though one suspects it'll get settled soon with both sides seemingly fully invested in getting a deal done.
Oct 2 - 1:58 PM

With Team North America eliminated from the World Cup, the focus will shift back to the fact that Johnny Gaudreau still doesn't have a contract.

Maybe that fact will change rather quickly, but until it does Gaudreau probably won't report to training camp. Usually when a young player misses most or all of a team's camp because of ongoing contract negotiations it's a troubling sign for the regular season. After it might lead to them being behind the curve in terms of readiness come the season opener, but given that Gaudreau played in the World Cup that might be less of a factor.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 23 - 10:21 AM

Johnny Gaudreau scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 4-1 win over Team Finland.

Team North America was dominant from beginning to end, as they used their speed to overwhelm the Finns. Jack Eichel opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game, but it was second period goals from Gaudreau, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon that blew the game open. Gaudreau also hit a goal post in the first period. He added three shots on goal and a hit in 14:07 of ice time. This type of performance should help him whenever contract negotiations with the Calgary Flames resume.
Sep 18 - 10:59 PM

Still without a contract, Johnny Gaudreau is looking forward to the distraction of the World Cup.

Gaudreau is representing Team North America and did well in exhibition play with three goals and five points in three contests. Based on a Calgary Sun report from about a week ago, Gaudreau is seeking something in the $8 million annually range while the Flames are about $1.5 million below that. While the fact that he's still a restricted free agent becomes more of a concern with every passing day, we still expect the Flames and Gaudreau to agree to terms before the season opener.
Sep 15 - 3:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Freddie Hamilton
5Linden Vey
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Sam Bennett
3Matthew Tkachuk
4Lance Bouma
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Kris Versteeg
4Alex Chiasson
5Micheal Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Wideman
5Ladislav Smid
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Deryk Engelland
8Nicklas Grossmann
9Brett Kulak
G1Brian Elliott
2Chad Johnson